48th Ward Weekly Update- July 9, 2021

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browserJuly 9, 2021 
Dear Neighbor,

Last weekend our city experienced devastating levels of gun violence, with more than 100 people shot including children, a CPS principal and his daughter, and police officers and ATF agents. This violence affects our entire city, and our hearts are with those who have lost loved ones, who have been injured. We lost a neighbor to violence last weekend with the brutal beating death of Darren Williams at his home on the 6000 block of Winthrop, and the hospitalization of Darren’s partner who was also beaten. Chicago Police arrested Ronald Armour in connection with this incident, which was believed to have occurred over a $600 debt related to drugs. I want to thank the officers involved in the apprehension in this incident, and officers of the 20th and 24th Districts who work to keep our neighborhood safe.

This week I talked with Chicago Police Department Superintendent David O. Brown about ways to improve safety across Chicago for the rest of the summer. I requested the reinstatement of bike patrols in 20th and 24th Districts, which were reassigned last summer due to COVID and have not returned. These bike patrols have been critical aspects of summer safety in our community in previous years and I will work with my colleagues to have them restored. 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot had a brief meeting with President Joe Biden this week and discussed getting additional Federal resources to track gun cases and to stem the flow of illegal firearms into our city. As a City Council we will continue to look for ways to add safety and investment in communities that have high rates of violent crime from week to week as we look at how we appropriate Federal COVID relief money. As residents it is critical that we are aware and vigilant in our community and elsewhere in the City. If you see criminal activity, please call 911 or report it to our office. I welcome feedback on ways to increase safety in our community and throughout the city.

The Edgewater Satellite Senior Center at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, is now open for in-person dining of enhanced boxed lunches. It is expected that additional programming will resume in the fall. There are two one-hour seatings daily, the first at 10:30am, the second at noon, each with a maximum capacity of 16. Click here to view the July menu. If you have any questions or want to learn more, please contact Debra Northey at dnorthey@catholiccharities.net. Additionally, if any neighbors have a green thumb, Debra Northey is accepting donations of houseplants to add some green to the Senior Center.

Last week we held a final review meeting for TimeLine Theatre’s request for a zoning change and Public Place of Amusement (PPA) license for their new facility at 5033-35 N. Broadway. Following overwhelming support from community members and organizations, I will support this request. My office has been working closely with TimeLine since 2016 to help them find a home in our community. Their location near Argyle on Broadway will serve as a northern anchor to the Uptown Entertainment District and will bring many hungry guests to Asia on Argyle. The team at TimeLine has begun connecting with the Uptown community, and plans to work with students and faculty at nearby Goudy and McCutcheon schools. Click here to learn more about their community engagement efforts.

Last night we hosted a final review meeting for XFun, an e-sports gaming cafe looking to open at 5214 N. Sheridan. They are seeking a zoning change for this use. E-sports is an emerging industry in the United States and is already fully saturated in other international markets. Click here to view last night’s meeting here (passcode: U+59M3+r). I will be welcoming feedback from neighbors to advise my decision on this request through Thursday, June 15, 5pm.

Additionally, here is a roundup of recent decisions I’ve made following our community process:@mosphere, 5355 N. Clark
Request: Liquor license transfer to new owner
Decision: Approved1101-15 W. Berwyn – Redevelopment by MCZ
Request: Zoning variances and special uses
Decision: Approved, click here to read more about my decision

My office will continue to bring neighbors, community organizations, and business leaders together around creating a community vision for areas in our community that are expected to see an uptick in development requests alongside the CTA Red Purple Modernization project. 
On Saturday, July 17, 10am-noon, we will host a Community Visioning session for the Argyle area, with partners from Uptown United/Uptown Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Mutual Aid Association, and Haibayo. Neighbors who live east of Broadway between Foster and Ainslie are invited to join us. Click here for more information and to register to attend.

Construction season is upon us, and we have two major infrastructure projects taking place, along with menu-funded projects throughout the ward. Please be aware of upcoming work that may impact your commute to work and/or weekend travel:

Sheridan Road Resurfacing – Bryn Mawr to Winthrop (at Loyola campus)Week of 7/12/2021:Concrete sidewalk, ADA ramp, curb & gutter removal on the east side from Bryn Mawr to Devon (7/12, 7/13, 7/14)Pouring concrete sidewalks ADA ramp, curb & gutter on the east side from Bryn Mawr to Devon (7/14, 7/15, 7/16)This schedule is subject to change based on the weather. Our office will try to make this process as smooth as possible by giving you updates on upcoming phases of the project, but please note that there may be emergency situations that we cannot predict ahead of time, and your patience is appreciated. If you have any questions, please email harry@48thward.orgCTA RPM – Hollywood Ave. Weekend Closure Next  WeekendHollywood Avenue will be closed between Broadway and Winthrop from Friday, July 16, 8pm through Monday, July 19, 5am. Crews will need a full closure of the street to perform full demolition of the CTA viaduct. Detour signage will be placed throughout the ward specifically on our main thoroughfares Ridge, Sheridan, Hollywood, Clark, and DuSable Lake Shore Drive.I’d like to wish a very happy and healthy 90th birthday to longtime 48th Ward neighbor Mimi Harris. Mimi is a friend and has been a longtime advocate for affordable housing, the arts, and social justice issues. Over the years she has: served as the founder of the Chicago chapter of Women for Peace; acted as a spokesperson for ONE Northside and the Jane Addams Senior Caucus; owned and operated the Three Penny Cinema, a beloved art house theater; worked with a number of community organizations to increase access to safe and affordable housing for Chicagoans; and has been a vocal and effective activist in Edgewater since 1985. At 90, Mimi still contacts me about important issues affecting our community and city. My office will be introducing a resolution at the July City Council meeting to honor and recognize Mimi for her achievements over the decades. Please join me in celebrating Mimi this weekend!

Have a peaceful weekend.


Harry Osterman
Alderman, 48th WardEach Monday, my office sends a newsletter with construction updates to constituents. This newsletter covers construction events more in-depth, but some key updates will be posted here.N Sheridan Rd Resurfacing Project

W. Bryn Mawr north to W. Sheridan Rd, W. Sheridan Rd west to N. Winthrop Ave

Week of 7/12/21Removal of existing concrete sidewalk, curb & gutters (East side of Sheridan).Pouring of new concrete ADA ramps, sidewalks, curb & gutters (East side).This schedule is subject to change based on the weather. Our office will try to make this process as smooth as possible by giving you updates on upcoming phases of the project, but please note that there may be emergency situations that we cannot predict ahead of time, and your patience is appreciated. If you have any questions, please email harry@48thward.orgPeople’s Gas Construction Update
Service transfers and restoration continues on the 6300 block of Highland and 6300 block of Magnolia. Lakewood and Wayne scheduled to begin in two weeks. Parking restrictions will be in place. We appreciate your patience on this project. Biking Reminders 
With the weather starting to warm up, we want to take this time to remind everyone that anyone 12 or older must walk their bikes on the sidewalk. We encourage residents to plan their bike rides in advance, using online map services, to see where bike lanes are located in the city. Chicago’s SAFE (Streets Are For Everybody) Program is a fantastic resource to learn more about biking in the city. Happy riding!Basement Flooding Tips

Water in your basement? Take these steps
As the weather continues to change and more intense storms occur in Chicago, residents should take precautions as increased downpours could lead to basement flooding. 

Here are some steps homeowners can take to help prevent water from backing up into their basements:Disconnect downspout connections from the sewer system. Make sure to direct downspout flow to areas with permeable surfaces that can properly absorb the stormwater or use rain barrels to collect the water directly from the downspouts. Avoid running a dishwasher or washing machine during storms.Clear the area around downspouts to allow water to flow freely away from your foundation.  Clear drains and sewers of debris to allow for drainage.Do not dump fats/oils/greases in private drains or public catch basins.For better resistance to flooding in the future, it can be helpful to install rain gardens, green landscaping, or stormwater trees in your yard to help retain rainwater.In Chicago, the sewer system also handles rainwater removal. The Chicago Department of Water Management is working closely with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to increase the capacity of our drainage systems. 
For more information, visit www.chicago.gov/waterReminder: Watering Trees 
It is getting hot out! As much as we need water to be healthy, so do our trees. Please remember to water your trees and other outdoor plants this summer as the weather begins to warm up and we experience drier days.Clean your Sewer Drains! 
Please make sure your sewer drain covers are clean after this week’s weather. This ensures proper drainage during storms to prevent water from sitting in the street.Please Pick Up After Your Dog! 
We all, pets and humans alike, deserve to walk on clean sidewalks and enjoy clean parks. Please remember to bring bags with you on your walks to pick up after your dog. Thank you!48th Ward Community Visioning Meetings 

This summer 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman will host a series of hyper-local Community Visioning Meetings. As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, our office is beginning to receive inquiries and proposals regarding new developments. Our Community Visioning Meetings will be opportunities to connect with neighbors to collaborate on a shared vision for the future of our community.

Along with proposals currently coming to the 48th Ward office, our community is seeing the largest investment in public infrastructure in a lifetime with the Red Purple Modernization Project. With the completion of this project — including new stations, embankments, and tracks between Bryn Mawr and Lawrence — we expect to see additional private investments with the renovation and redevelopment of properties along the Red Line.

We encourage neighbors in the following areas to join us at our meetings this summer. We will hold multiple engagements for each region: Berwyn, Argyle, Bryn Mawr.Argyle Community Visioning Kick-Off Meeting
Neighbors east of Broadway, Foster to Ainslie
Saturday, July 17, 10am-noon
Outdoor location TBD
 Bryn Mawr Community Visioning Kick-Off Meeting
Neighbors east of Broadway, Hollywood to Balmoral
Saturday, August 21, 10am-noon
Outdoor location TBDInterim CPD Foot Pursuit Policy 
Last week, the Chicago Police Department announced the interim foot pursuit policy which is open to public comment until July 15. The community process will provide residents and stakeholders an opportunity to review the interim foot pursuit policy and provide feedback, which will inform the revisions to the policy in early September 2021. The Chicago Police Department also has launched a public input form and is setting up deliberative dialogues for community groups interested in discussing the foot pursuit policy with members of CPD.Public Comment on Policy
CPD invites you to review the interim policy and make comments and recommendations on it. To read the policy and provide your feedback, click here. Public comments will be open until July 15, 2021.Public Input Form
CPD has launched an anonymous input form that asks various questions around foot pursuits. These questions will allow you to provide feedback on specific components of the foot pursuit policy. Responses to this form are entirely anonymous.
Click here to complete the input formDeliberative Dialogues
CPD is inviting community groups and organizations interested in providing feedback on the foot pursuit policy to meet with members of CPD. This deliberative dialogue is aimed at allowing participants to discuss multiple views and perspectives on the topic. While the discussions may not produce consensus, they will produce collective insight and feedback around ways to improve CPD’s foot pursuit policy. CPD has partnered with the Center for Conflict Resolution to provide neutral facilitation and note taking for the meetings.
Click here to sign up for a deliberative dialogueIf you have additional questions, please contact Community@chicagopolice.orgChicago Works Community Challenge Applications are Open!
Mayor Lightfoot calls on residents and community experts to give the city their biggest and best infrastructure ideas. 

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced that applications are now open for the Chicago Works Community Challenge, an unprecedented $10 million competition to find the best public works projects in each of Chicago’s seven planning regions. 
“The Chicago Works Community Challenge provides an opportunity for all of our residents to tell us what infrastructure projects they want to see in their neighborhoods,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “While seven projects will ultimately be selected, every idea we receive through this initiative will be forwarded to City agencies for future consideration as a part of our overarching five-year capital plan. I encourage residents from all walks of life to participate in this challenge, which makes neighborhood investment a collaborative effort.” 
Projects eligible for funding through the Community Challenge include new investments in public parks, schools, libraries, City-run community centers and City-owned vacant lots. 

Applications are open to all City of Chicago residents and are due by Monday, Aug. 30. Community groups and nonprofits based in Chicago are also invited to submit proposals to the challenge. 

Please click here for more information.Chicagoland Vaccine Partnership Grant The Chicagoland Vaccine Partnership is excited to announce at least $1,000,000 in new, open grant funds to support ongoing community mobilization efforts around the COVID-19 vaccine.They’re accepting grant proposals from organizations that demonstrate deep community relationships in the geographic areas most impacted by COVID-19. These vaccine outreach grants are meant to be flexible so they can support whatever activities you believe will be most effective in reaching the communities you serve.Dedicated funding is available for Chicago specific projects focused on supporting vaccine education and access for (a) employees within early childhood, K-12 and postsecondary education organizations within Chicago and (b) children and youth, including college students, within Chicago.Individual organizations can apply for up to $25,000 in grant funding, and multiple collaborating organizations can apply for up to $75,000. Grants for individual organizations are designed to support organizations with annual operating budgets up to $500,000.Key Dates:Monday, June 28 – Application opensJuly 14 at 2PM & July 16 at 2pm – Information sessions. Email abalasubrahmanyan@pih.org to register for information sessionsMonday, July 26 – Application closes at 5:00 pmWeek of August 9 – Notification of grant awards/recipientsLearn more about the grant and how to apply on the Vaccine Partnership’s websiteManaging Cash Flow Training for Small Businesses 

“Managing Cash Flow –
 Money Smart Webinar with Wintrust Bank” 
Thursday, July 15
4:00 pm
Presented by Wintrust Bank and Partners 
Understanding, assessing, and improving cash flow management for small businesses.
Click here to RegisterHealthy Chicago Seed Grants 2021 CDPH is pleased to announce a capacity building seed grant opportunity with a share learning component included. Individual organizations can apply for a seed grant for up to $20,000 to use to strengthen their internal capacity. The coordinating agency, The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence, is currently accepting applications from Chicago organizations that are committed to racial and health equity as outlined in CDPH’s Healthy Chicago 2025 report and:Are not-for-profit organization with a 501(c)3 statusHave an office physically located in the City of Chicago qualifying community areas per the applicationHave an operating budget not to exceed $500,000, not including in-kind expenseHave completed a 990-tax return or audit for the previous fiscal yearEach organization selected will also join a learning collaborative for additional capacity building knowledge sharing.For more information on the grant opportunity and how to apply, please see the application here. Applications are due by midnight July 16th, 2021. NOTE: Organizations DO NOT have to be domestic violence organizations to apply.Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection: Outreach and Education for Vulnerable Workers 
The Office of Labor Standards has issued an RFP for Education and Outreach pilot. This project seeks to fund an organization to conduct outreach and education to workers and help workers’ whose rights have been violated to bring cases forward to the Office of Labor Standards.  The link can be found here.  To learn more information about the program, please click hereChicago Public Library Online Immigration Seminars
The Chicago Public Library currently has 7 free online sessions hosted by USCIS and JCFS for anyone to participate in covering Green Card, Naturalization and DACA. There are programs scheduled for English and Spanish. Participants can register by clicking hereDisability and Immigration Taskforce of Illinois 
The Disability and Immigration Taskforce of Illinois (DITI) works to increase understanding of the various issues facing immigrants with disabilities in Illinois. 

DITI has created a survey for immigrants with disabilities who live in Illinois, which can be filled out until July 26th (the 31st anniversary of the ADA). While there is information available about immigrant groups and disability groups, it’s very hard to find data about immigrants who are also people with disabilities. The information collected will ONLY be utilized by DITI to determine the needs of immigrants with disabilities and their support persons. The survey is available in five languages, as follows:

English     Spanish     Polish     Arabic    Mandarin ChineseMake Summer Yours at the Chicago Public Library 
June 28 – August 22

Summer is finally here! Chicago Public Library’s 2021 Summer Program  #MakeSummerYours encour-ages you to explore art all summer long. Kids 0-13 can #StartWithArt and get passes to see the Obama Presidential Portraits at The Art Institute of Chicago. Teens can #MakeSpaceTakeAction by engaging with social justice and environmentalism through art. Start with a Pick 4 Board and choose how you want to shape your world! We have programs for all ages, all summer long, and you can pick up materials at your local branch or register online. Sign up now at chipublib.org/summer.
 What is Zoning? Webinar
Wednesday, July 14
6:00 pm

Zoning shapes what gets built in our city. But what is zoning? How does it work? What impact does it have? When can the community engage with zoning in their neighborhood? Join a panel of zoning experts and practitioners to learn more about this important—but complicated—topic that has a big impact. Register for this webinar here.Block Parties in the 48th Ward
Block Parties across the City will begin on July 5th this year.  We’ll be posting 48th Ward block parties in our Friday newsletters throughout the summer.  

July 10 – 1500 block of Norwood 
July 10 – 1500 block of Highland
July 10 – Thorndale east of Sheridan Road will be closed for a chamber concert – open to the public 

Block Parties are permitted by the City and issued to organizers for closure of one block, first approved by the Alderman, then officially permitted by CDOT (Chicago Department of Transportation). Typically, a block will be closed to traffic and parking from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

If you want to host a block party, complete the two forms at these links and return them to jerry@48thward.org:
Permit Request  
COVID Agreement
Before sending your forms, please be sure your neighbors are on board to join your party.Farmers Markets in our Community 

Andersonville Farmers Market 
Catalpa, between Ashland and Clark
Wednesdays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, through Oct. 20
Click here for details

Uptown Farmers Market 
Wilson & Broadway
Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm, through November
Click here for detailsAndersonville Dog Days of Summer
July 14 – 18

The Andersonville Dog Days of Summer is just around the corner.  We are celebrating all four-legged friends July 14-18 as well as highlighting all the wonderful businesses that support them. Look for more information coming soon. We are looking for Andersonville Pet Ambassadors! If you want to showcase your pet during the event, please click here.Programs and Resources for Older Adults

Edgewater Village
You’re invited to participate virtually in a wide variety of informational, social, and cultural programs offered by Edgewater Village Chicago. Upcoming programs include movie chats, discussions about current events, and Greek dancing every Saturday afternoon using the Zoom platform. Meet new people and stay active and engaged with your community. Check out these and many other programs, and sign up for the biweekly newsletter to learn about more activities.

Edgewater Village Chicago is a volunteer, non-profit organization. It offers programs, social activities and resources geared toward older adults to enable them to age well in community. There are no membership dues; its programs are free and open to everyone.ComEd Financial Assistance ProgramsCHAMP
ComEd offers help to military families who are past due on their energy bills. The CHAMP programprovides grants to activated or honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard, Reserves and veterans. Learn more here.Small Business Assistance
Eligible businesses can take advantage of the Small Business Assistance program that offers a grant, once every 12 months, up to $1,000 towards a past-due balance. Enrolled businesses may also place a remaining balance on a payment plan of up to 6 months. Click here for more information.Residential Special Hardship
Customers who demonstrate a financial hardship may be eligible for ComEd’s Residential Special Hardship program, which provides a grant of up to $500 to help pay past-due energy bills. Learn more here.Nonprofit Special Hardship
Financial assistance is available for eligible nonprofit organizations through ComEd’s Nonprofit Special Hardship program. Grants up to $2000 are offered to help pay past-due energy bills. Learn about program eligibility here.List of Businesses Hiring in the 48th Ward 
My office has put together a spreadsheet of local businesses hiring in our Ward. This list will be updated periodically. Please click here to view the spreadsheet. If you have any job opportunities you would like included on this list, please email maggie48thward@gmail.com.ONE Northside Police Accountability Organizer Position Available  
ONE Northside is seeking an energetic and highly organized Police Accountability Organizer to join a
staff team organizing young people, people affected by police misconduct, people who regularly
interact with the police and others who deeply care about police accountability.Please click here to learn moreBus and Rail Positions
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is currently seeking ambitious individuals looking to launch a career in public transportation. The nation’s second largest transit agency has a variety of available positions across the agency, including machinists, mechanics, warehouse workers, rail system flaggers and track workers, as well as more than 400 part-time bus operator positions. Please click here for more information.City Colleges of Chicago: District Director of Adult Education Operations
Please see the posted position for District Director of Adult Education Operations.  They have a dynamic team at City Colleges and look forward to welcoming another new team member. Census Bureau Opportunities
Please click here to view opportunities available through the US Census Bureau.Many Businesses in Andersonville are Hiring!
Please click here to view the various businesses that are hiring in Andersonville. Additionally, take a walk down Clark Street to see which businesses are hiring!Submit your film for The Spirit of Chicago!
Chicago Filmmakers is looking for films to be featured in The Spirit of Chicago, a monthly virtual screening series celebrating the diverse talent of Chicago’s film community. Films of all genres are accepted and are welcome to submit for FREE! Submit by August 2 to be considered for fall programming. Click here for more information

Beyond these opportunities, the Chicago Filmmakers has great resources for any aspiring filmmakers. Please click here for more informationCare for Real (Food/Clothing Pantry) Personal Care Item Drive! 
Drop Off:
Saturday July 10
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church 1500 W Elmdale

To request a pick up, email: churchonelmdale@gmail.com or call: 773-743-1820

Care for Real, our local food pantry, provides food, clothing, and support with compassion and dignity to people facing difficult times. Please click here to learn more.

They are in need of the following items:
toilet paper rolls
individually packaged toothbrushes
hand soap pumps
diapers sizes 3, 4, 5, & 6
baby wipes
hand sanitizer
body/hand lotionBe a Host Family for an International Student! 
Bring international awareness into your home this year. AFS Intercultural Programs is looking for host families for high school exchange students coming from more than 90 countries in August and September. You’ll be surprised at how much you learn about yourself, your family, and your community by hosting a student from another culture. More information is available at 1-800-AFS-INFO or here.

AFS is a non-profit organization that has been facilitating high school exchange programs for over 70 years with the mission of creating a more just and peaceful world. They have 17 high school students coming to the Greater Chicago area this fall for the 2021-2022 school year and are actively looking for host families for them. Click here to view a flyer for the organization.ESL Tutors Needed at Chinese Mutual Aid Association 
The Chinese Mutual Aid Association is looking for volunteer tutors who can offer adult learners individualized ESL instruction. Prospective tutors can contact our Literacy Associate at tutoring@chinesemutualaid.org.Save the Date! Volunteer Registration is Open for the Fifth Third Bike the Drive! 
There are plenty of opportunities from pre-event, day-of-event and post-event volunteer positions. Choose the best job for you, whether it is fueling participants at rest stops, helping at a pre-event packet pickup event or keeping the event fun & safe. Volunteer slots fill up on a first-come first-served basis, so sign up today! The actual race is to be held September 5.Summer Teen Programming at Chinese Mutual Aid Association 
All CMAA summer term online classes will start July 19th. Offerings include a wide range of ESL classes, a healthcare literacy class, and citizenship classes. Prospective students can contact our Senior Coordinator of Adult Literacy at christinaj@chinesemutualaid.org or (312) 380-0647. Please visit their website for more informationArt Summer Camp at the Swedish American Museum 
July 12 – July 16
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Children ages 6-12 are welcome to join our ‘travels’ as we learn about some of the countries that Chicagoans have immigrated from. We will be creating works of art each day. There will also be special activities as we study Sweden, Mexico, Ireland, Ghana and China. We will spend time each day working on creating a paper mache’ Dala Horse in honor of Sweden.

Drama Summer Camp at the Swedish American Museum 
July 19 – July 23
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction to Drama camp is for children who are 5 and 6 years old. This would include kids who will be going into kindergarten in the fall and kids who have just completed kindergarten. The class is limited to 10 students. The camp is a fun introduction to theatre games and stories.Swedish American Museum Programming
Freshly baked goods, a summer café with Swedish coffee, cooking classes, and more! Click here to read all about what the Swedish American Museum has going on this month.

Meet the Artists! 
Sunday, July 11
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us in the main gallery to meet the five artists currently on display. Mingle with Lois Baron, Sharon Bladholm, Jean Cate, Vivian Morrison and Eva Nye. The exhibit closes on Sunday, July 18 so here is a chance to see it one last time or for some people for the very first time.Gear & Beats Weekend 
July 16 – July 18
1055 W Bryn Mawr, Suite H (Winthrop Entrance)
Please click here for more information.

Come celebrate summer with SOUNDOFF! Join us for drinks, free giveaways, and more.New Offerings at NonNative Cafe and Market 
NonNative is a neighborhood cafe and market where local food is the center of all we do. As we begin this journey, we are starting with a few curated Farm Bundles filled with our favorite seasonal produce as well as cafe items such as sandwiches, bhel puri, samosas, ice cream and more. The goal is to provide our Edgewater neighborhood with locally sourced grass-fed and finished meat, produce, dairy, and a variety of preserved goods made in house, the way we would in our own kitchen. NonNative is a project brought to you by the team at Mango Pickle.Celebrate First Sip’s 3.5-Year Anniversary! 
“First Sip Cafe turns 3.5. Let’s be real, they really just wanted an excuse to throw a come back dance party! Their favorite Chicago DJ, Charlie Glitch will be providing the best dancing music. If you’ve been to one of their parties , you know what’s up If you have not, then we hope to see you there on July 22nd at 8PM! For more information, please check out their Facebook page here!”The Andersonville Vintage Market
1500 W Block of Catalpa
July 25 and August 22
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come treasure hunt for vintage finds that can update a new space or add to your favorite space with vintage furniture, accessories, home goods, clothing, and music from special collections of our top Vintage-forward stores. Join us for bric a brac, what nots, clothing, and more!
Find out more information by clicking here.The Princess Strikes Back: One Woman’s Search for the Space Cowboy of Her Dreams 
July 9 and 10
7:30 pm
Please click here for more information.Applications for the Edgewater Arts Festival are Still Open! 
Edgewater Arts Festival still has some booths available for artists and sponsors. The Fest will be Saturday August 28 and Sunday August 29, 2021 from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Artists can apply in the Zapp software link here. There is no application fee, and the $275.00 booth fee includes the City of Chicago $25 vendor fee. Contact Kevin Flynn with any artist or sponsorship questions at eaimcallforartists@gmail.comEdgewater Glen Garden Walk 
Sunday, July 11
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Starting at  1420 W. Glenlake (6100N)

$5 suggested donation with children free to tour these urban, small-space gardens located in a compact, easily-walkable area. For more info click here
 Friday Nights at Raven: Free Outdoor Summer Events 
Raven Theatre is pleased to present “Friday Nights at Raven,” a series of free, safely-hosted outdoor events throughout the summer months in Raven’s parking lot at 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.

“James and The Giant Peach” Screening
Friday, July 23
8:00 pm

Lot opens at 7:30, event begins at 8 pm, movie begins at sunset. A screening of the 1996 classic children’s film based on the novel by Roald Dahl, whose works are celebrated in this year’s Take Flight Summer Camp. The event includes a pre-show discussion with this year’s summer camp teaching artists. All events are free and open to the general public. Please RSVP in advance here. Summer Nights at the Edgewater Historical Society Garden 
Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
July 14 – August 25

Join your neighbors for free, family and pet-friendly performances every Wednesday evening in the garden behind the museum.. Featuring July 14: The Watsons and Friends Guitar. Please click here for more information.Outdoor Movies at Buttercup Park
Buttercup Park, 4901 N. Sheridan
Movies start at dusk

7/10 Be Kind Rewind
7/31 Crooklyn
8/21 TBD – animated kids film

All films take place at Buttercup Playlot Park in Uptown.  More info at vics-pix.comNight Out in the Parks! 
The Chicago Parks District is hosting numerous events during the summertime all over the city. Please click here to view a list of events happening near you!Edgewater Historical Society Walking Tours
Enjoy views of the historic buildings of Edgewater in our own unique outdoor museum. Edgewater has three historic districts, designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior, and many blocks filled with historic homes. Tours will be led by knowledgeable guides.

There is a limit of 15 in each tour. Our tour guides, who will have microphones, will lead you through the tour, and share with you our researched brochure. Everyone must wear a face mask and keep social distancing. The fee for each tour is $15, which supports the Edgewater Historical Society Museum. For registration follow this link: bit.ly/ehswalk6 Andersonville Historic District:
DATE: July 17, 2021; TIME: 9:30 a.m.Free Classical Music: The Skyline Quartet at Emanuel Congregation
Saturday, July 10
2:00 pm
Temple Emanuel, 5959 N Sheridan Rd
Please click here for more information. COVID-19 Vaccine Updates 
Chicago is now in Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Click here for more information on phases.

Visit 48thward.org/coronavirus for information on where to get a vaccine appointment in our community.If you or a loved one are having trouble accessing an appointment online for a COVID-19 vaccine, my office is working with volunteers who can assist in this process. Please call our 48th Ward COVID Line at 224-698-7507 or email 48thwardcovid@gmail.com and leave the name, phone number, and address of the person in need of assistance. We will have a volunteer follow up to see how they can assist. Please note, emailing/calling does not guarantee a vaccine appointment, but we will do all we can to help make this process easier for you or your loved one. COVID-19 ResourcesChicago Department of Public Health COVID-19 page (Comprehensive information, one-stop shop)
48th Ward COVID19 Resource Guide
Small Business Resources, for Business Owners, Employees, & Consumers – Chicago BACP
Small Business Resources – Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Guidance: What to do when COVID-19 Has Been in Your Establishment
Guidance for Older Adults & Others with High Risk
Cook County Health Guide to Walking & Biking 
Cook County Health Transit Guide48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman*We are operating remotely*

Ward Office                                                          City Hall Office
5533 N. Broadway,                                                121 N. LaSalle Room 300,
Chicago, IL 60640                                                  Chicago, IL 60602
773-784-5277                                                         312-744-6860
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm;
Evening hours available by appointment
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